Blood Transfusion With Old Blood Increases Risk of Bacterial Pneumonia
Blood transfusion using red blood cells that have been stored for a long time has adverse effects, research at the University of Alabama at Birmingham finds. For severely injured patients who have massive bleeding and receive many transfusion units, older blood was associated with dysfunction in blood flow, increased injury and inflammation in critical end organs, and lung infection.
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